Treasure Island

Rajesh Thankappan

(Guwahati)

Down The Ages


Down eons and ages
Have proclaimed seers and sages
That truth and righteousness
Pays rich dividend and wages.

Of course this is a heady message
An old sparkling vintage,
A wisdom that we all subscribe to
Understand, accept and appreciate.

Yet why do human mind often stray
And choose wrong means and ways
To advance his self-centered ends
In a world of fleeting moments.

So is there not something really puzzling
In our knowledge and understanding,
Maybe it is a leaky hole in our psyche and soul
Which we with goodness try to plug and control.

Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 17, 2014

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  • Valsa George (3/19/2014 12:03:00 AM)

    Down the ages we have been taught that truth will survive and goodness will prevail! But unfortunately we see the opposite happening and we remain puzzled and disillusioned...! Why do human mind often stray.... may be there is an inherent flaw.... A great representation of the confusion we often feel....! ! (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (3/17/2014 11:23:00 AM)

    A good poem on a good theme........rightly said truth and righteousness and all virtues are at stake.....the reasons
    may be many but one thing that is the epicentre of all moral degradation may be excess indulgence in materialism............very well composed........ (Report) Reply

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